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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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My husband said that he thinks the taller hookahs cool the smoke and the smoke is less harsh than with a smaller hookah, is this true?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:23 AM
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People still geta smooth smoke from a MYA QT right?

Im thinking of springing for one.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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In my experience all hookahs can get as harsh as the next.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:27 AM
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not neccesarily. I found that my 2 hose syrian stays cool all the way through a session. wheras my KM needs to be purged after the fourth or fifth haul.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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nah to much heat gives u harsh smoke
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: Tall or short?

from what i found it it all depends on the inside tube and hose size. most chinese hookahs don't use the proper diameter tubes for the hight of the hookahs making the airflow way to much or way to little. its more of a science that cheap hookahs skip out on.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Taller hookahs, in theory, give the smoke a longer distance to travel before hitting the water, giving it longer to cool. However, in practicality, thats a pile of poo.

The real things to remember are good heat management, and cold water in the base. If you're getting harsh smoke, you're probably burning the tobacco regardless of hookah size.
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I have a KM chiller, most of the time I have ice in the chamber and in the vase,only using 1 QL with typical egyptian bowl, is that too much?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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I have a KM chiller, most of the time I have ice in the chamber and in the vase,only using 1 QL with typical egyptian bowl, is that too much?
Should be fine as long as you're getting good flavor / smoke. If you're low on both, you might want to try a wind cover or an extra coal. Its pretty subjective, and a lot of experimentation.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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true enough.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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true enough.
Just for the sake of trying to show my point, I've got a 29" Two-Hose Mod Hookah, and I use two coals on my Mod bowl, and 4 Coals on my Phunnel bowl. (CH nats) Sometimes 3 if its a dryer shisha.

So its always different.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:02 AM
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Same difference! Logically it would seem that the more water, the more cooling effect, but of my large hookahs, medium size and minis, I see no difference. (That includes my large "Chiller") hookah when I used to waste time actually putting ice in it! I smoke the chiller and various other sized hookahs at the saame time and no difference in cool or not.
I have in the back of my mind to find a very large glass vase with a small mouth-opening and fitting some type of 2 sized grommet to it since otherwise my large hookah stems will wobble,but no illusions that it will smoke cooler, even a 2 quart or more! We'll see.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:26 AM
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I have a large hookah 39 inch and a really small one about 9 inch and they both produce a good smoke. As mentioned the smoke is related to the coal, how much heat you have, and the quality of the tobacco.
With a bit of trying you will get a good smoke with big clouds out of small and big hookah's.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:35 AM
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Short or Tall its still all about heat management. Some folks love the shorter hookahs where some love the taller ones. The harsh smoke will come from a lack of heat management.
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Default Re: Tall or short?

see this thread:
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9217
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